Truth 1.0 stars

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Truth is, Oscar season is upon us and Robert Redford’s banking that his portrayal of journalist Dan Rather in ​Truth​ will set him free to take home a best supporting Oscar award. Cate Blanchett is always worth watching, even when her character as Rather’s producer never rises above that of a mudslinging Mary Richards. Truth marks screenwriter James Vanderbilt's first time behind the camera. Prior to this, his best known work includes ​Zodiac​ and the two most recent ​Spider-­Man ​reboots. The stolid manner in which the events play out leaves Truth feeling like a transcript of a Wikipedia page, with more expository dialogue than a Woody Allen box set. It’s been almost a decade since Dan Rather was forced by the cowardly shits at Viacom to step down as ​CBS Nightly News​. Do younger audiences even remember who Rather is? Will the old guard fork over the price of a senior ticket to think back on the occasion? A word to producers: courage.

Scott Marks

Length: 2 hours, 1 minute

Rated: R

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